The Act amends Georgia’s anti-SLAPP statute to expand its coverage from protecting the right to petition to also include protecting the right of free speech in connection with an issue of public interest or concern. Claims brought against those involved in such activities shall be subject to a motion to strike, unless the court determines that the non-moving party has established a probability that the claimant can prevail on the merits. If the moving party succeeds on a motion to strike,the court will award the party attorney’s fees and costs associated with the motion. Any order granting or denying a motion to strike will be immediately appealable.
Pierre-Joseph Noebes & Rachel Reed,
HB 513 - Civil Practice Act: Anti-SLAPP,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol33/iss1/8